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one-bl
03-05-2009, 09:05 PM
So I've been hearing a lot lately including some of my bulkier, stronger friends, telling me they drink a protein shake before (obviously as well as after) their workouts, saying it gives you optimal results. Is there any truth behind this? I usually drink a shake right after a workout and then about 3 to 4 hours later as well, should I drink one before instead of 3 to 4 hours after?

hellagrant
03-05-2009, 10:12 PM
I only drink a shake before morning workouts. Thats because I don't have time to cook a breakfast. But when I work out during the evenings(which is most of the time) I like to have a real meal 2-3hrs before lifting.

Ryno
03-11-2009, 10:21 AM
I try to put at least an hour between a meal or shake and my workout. Your body shouldn't be using energy to digest while you are trying to focus it on lifting.

Mercuryblade
03-11-2009, 10:45 AM
I try to put at least an hour between a meal or shake and my workout. Your body shouldn't be using energy to digest while you are trying to focus it on lifting.

Plus, passing gas while squatting can be distracting...

Progress
03-12-2009, 03:15 PM
Unless I've had really big meals during the day prior to workout, I will often have a shake (water + whey + dextrose) within one hour of workout but outside of 1/2 hour of workout.

bass slayer
03-12-2009, 08:00 PM
I tried a protien shake before a workout once, and I was soooooo close to throwing up. I couldnt even finish my workout.

Pete22
03-12-2009, 08:53 PM
I usually have some pre-workout carbs and protein, whether it be from shakes or food.

jbyrd
03-16-2009, 11:09 AM
I usually have a shake on my car ride home. That gives me about an hour before lifting. I would think drinking one to close to the workout could draw your blood flow to your stomach instead of to the rest of your body. I could be completely wrong though.

rbtrout
03-16-2009, 11:46 AM
I have one (large one) about 1.5 hours before I workout and no problems. That has actually helped me put on weight.

Unreal
03-16-2009, 12:58 PM
I don't drink shakes at all but I do take protein/carbs prior to workout.